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Lion Healing


At Lion Youth & Community Services, we believe that individuals do the best they can with the options they have available to them at the time. We believe that all individuals have value and deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. At Lion we believe the journey to healing begins with taking three steps, exploration of personal Vision, clarification of Values, and discovering a Voice.  Understanding that each person’s journey is unique we engage with clients in a way that is best suited to their style and personality.

Kenneth L. Hanna, MSW / LICSW / MBA

Kenneth L. Hanna Jr. holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Cloud State University, also in social work.  In addition, he holds a two-year certificate in chemical dependency counseling from St Cloud State University. Mr. Hanna has also completed the Executive MBA program at the University of St Thomas in May 2011.

Mr. Hanna is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Most recently Mr. Hanna was employed with the MN Dept. of Human Services as the Northern Regional Director for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Services. In this role Mr. Hanna had responsibility for the oversight of 4 acute psychiatric 16 bed hospitals, three alcohol and other drug abuse treatment programs and two Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS).

Kenneth Hanna has additional experience with the Sheriff’s Youth Programs in group homes, residential settings and with the St Cloud Hospital’s Recovery Plus chemical dependency program. Mr. Hanna has lived in the St Cloud area since March of 1988. Hanna is an active member of the African American Male Forum in St Cloud. Hanna and is the organizer and facilitator of The Junior Forum, a program that offers a group mentoring format for African American Youth with positive African American Role models.

Kenneth L. Hanna  MSW, MBA, LICSW
Founder and Executive Director
Lion Youth & Community Services,LLC

About Our Founder


Kenneth L. Hanna

Healthy communities that support children's resilience and value mental health as an essential element of wellness.

All individuals treated with dignity, respect, and compassion, free of judgement.


Offer a range of professional mental health services to help clients integrate mental health in their overall wellness.

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